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The Walking Dead Could’ve Been a Zombie Procedural at NBC

Also: they originally wanted to get rid of the zombies.

It's interesting that rather than choosing to pick up an adaptation that would have been closer to Robert Kirkman's comic book series, they wanted to shape and mold the show into something more like Law and Order: The Walking Dead.

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Leslie Jones is Giving Us The Olympics Coverage We Need From Rio

If this isn't proof that dreams do come true, I don't know what is. Actress and comedian Leslie Jones has finally taken her couchside Olympics commentary to the Games themselves in Rio, and she's continuing her thoroughly entertaining coverage of events from her Snapchat and Twitter accounts.

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Now You Can Watch “Mini TV Shows” on Snapchat

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NBC announced that they’re stepping into the mobile streaming game with content from favorites like The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Saturday Night Live.

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NBC Just Invited Leslie Jones To Rio For Her Epic Olympic Live-Tweeting

Give Leslie all the commentator jobs.

The actress and comedian began posting to her Twitter account as soon as she had the opportunity to watch the opening ceremony--and ever since then, following her Twitter feed is providing us with hilarious first-hand commentary on several of the first Olympic events, including the men's cycling road race, men's gymnastics, swimming and women's beach volleyball.

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NBC: Olympics U.S. Broadcast Delay is Partly Because Women Care Less About Event Results

Because we... care less about who wins, apparently.

Miller's view that women care less about sports results is an unfair generalization--while recent polls have revealed that the overall number of American women interested in the Olympics has gone down since 2012's London Games, the overall number of men has dipped slightly too.

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Things We Saw Today: Bryan Cranston Features in Fan-Made Poster for Stan Lee Biopic


This poster created by Tumblr user EntertainMeWeakly for a fake Bryan Cranston-starring Stan Lee biopic is pretty convincing.

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Thingstarter Is the Show You’re Not Watching but Need to Be Right Now

Have you heard of Thingstarter? It started as a one-off webseries and now it’s a sitcom available on NBC’s streaming service Seeso. You need to start watching it right now.

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The Walking Dead Cast Spoofs the Star Wars Holiday Special For Red Nose Day

Fandom worlds collide!

Co-stars Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus were trying to come up with something to cope with all the "blood and gore" on their show, and in an attempt to do something "lighter" decided to spoof the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special--which is just as awesome as it sounds.

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Things We Saw Today: This Woman Is Adorably Excited About Her New Chewbacca Mask

"It's the simple joys."

This woman bought herself a Chewbacca mask as a birthday present to herself, and this video of her unwrapping it and putting it on went viral because it's adorable as all get out.

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Mads Mikkelsen Misses Hannibal Just As Much As You Do

If not more.

In an interview with the U.K.'s Sunday Express this week, actor Mads Mikkelsen opened up about how Hannibal's untimely cancellation last year impacted the cast, saying “We are all angry. We were pissed. It’s madness."

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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum are Taking Their Dance Moves To TV

Truly this is an Easter gift.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Jenna will act as judge and mentor on the dance competition show, which so far has been given a total of six episodes. Right now, Channing is only slated to produce--so the word is out on whether or not he'll actually appear, but come on. This is human Golden Retriever Channing Tatum we're talking about here. He'll probably pop in at least once or twice, just to see how things are going on.

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Beverly Cleary Talks Writing and Upcoming 100th Birthday

Beverly Cleary, the author who created childhood characters like Henry Huggins, Beezus and Ramona Quimby, and The Mouse on the Motorcycle is turning 100 next month.

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Things We Saw Today: You Can Buy Custom-Fitted Storm Trooper Armor Designed for Women

Not everyone wants to make their own Storm Trooper armor from scratch -- but if you've got the means to buy a full set, Kevin Weir of KW Designs has designed this FEM7 Armor Kit for female Storm Troopers.

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Things We Saw Today: Perhaps Your Valentine Would Like a Star Wars Plushie Bouquet?

If you've got a loved one who doesn't care for flower bouquets, perhaps this Star Wars plushie bouquet would work as an alternative?

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NBC Orders Pilot For Series From the Author of True Blood

More vampires, less SOOKEH.

The series, which is being adapted by Agents of SHIELD's Monica Owusu-Breen, will be based on the Midnight, Texas books written by Charlaine Harris, and is being described as "Twin Peaks meets True Blood".

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Hayley Atwell Describes How Agent Carter Diversified Its Cast & Writers

Happy Agent Carter Day!! The second season premieres tonight, at last -- and Hayley Atwell just shared a whole bunch of new details about newcomer Jason Wilkes (played by Reggie Austin), as well as the new directions the show may take this season. If you want to go into the premiere spoiler-free, don't read on!

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Netflix Mocks “Remarkably Inaccurate” Ratings Info NBC Tried to Spread About Them

In which NBC is basically the jealous ex of "cord cutters."

Being a pay TV service, Netflix doesn't so much give a crap about traditional "ratings," because their real measure of success is simply whether or not people are willing to, well, pay for their TV service—and we are. That didn't stop NBC from trying to get their viewership numbers and spread them around like they totally aren't even worried or whatever, and Netflix has fired back.

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NBC Hires Company to Uncover Netflix’s Secret Ratings, Asks Reporters to Please Calm down About Netflix Already

NBC is fine. They're fine, okay? Stop asking!

Netflix typically keeps its metrics private, but their commitment to secrecy has been divisive in the entertainment industry for years, with more conventional networks protesting the streaming service's unwillingness to reveal ratings for their original titles.

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NBC Will Not Be Continuing Heroes Reborn. What a Shame.

Save the cheerleader, save the, uh. Forget it.

My sincere condolences to those loyal fans who have stuck with Heroes Reborn this far, but NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt has revealed that the January 21st episode of the series will also be its last.

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NBC Has Chosen Hairspray as Its Next Live Musical

Run and tell that!

As a fat girl who loves dancing to pop music, Hairspray - both the amazing Broadway musical and the John Waters film on which it's based - resonates with me deep in my core, so I was thrilled to find out that Tracy Turnblad is coming to NBC!

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